On August 23, 2012 Beatrice Maxine (Shimmell) Garver VanBuskirk had her heavenly birthday surrounded by her family. She was born May 30, 1929 in Harrison, MI to Norman Henry and Eliza Bell (VanBuskirk) Shimmell. She graduated from Hale High School in Harrison in 1947. She had worked at the Clare Hospital, Foss’s Bakery, Ashcraft’s Supermarket, retired from Giant Super Market in 1993 and retired from Jay’s Sporting Goods in December of 2010. She is survived by her children Maxine (Greg) Warner, Walter Lee (Butch) Garver, Joyce (Charles) Lake, David (Brenda) Garver all of Farwell and Sharon Garver of Carrollton, 12 grandchildren, Jeffrey Carncross, Walter (Matthew) Garver, Kelly Garver Cotton, Timothy Lake, John Lake, Kathleen Garver Nye, Andrew Garver, Mary Garver Kruskamp, Micheal Garver, Eliza Wilson, Roman Mathews, and 19 great grandchildren, her sister Gail Allen of Clare, brother, Dan (Sheridan) Shimmell of Kentucky and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her brother Henry Shimmell, sister-in-law Irene Shimmell and brother-in-law Neil Allen.
Memorial Service will be held at St. Cecilia Church in Clare on September 1, 2012 with visitation from 9:30 am till time of service at 11 am. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Mid Michigan Hospice or Woodland Hospice House, envelopes will be available at the service. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Greenwood Township, Harrison, MI.